News headlines Nov 09 - Dec 09
The 2009 National Sea League Final was fished by a total of 29 five man teams at Eastbourne over the weekend 21/22 November. The match was dominated by the Ipswich based team IMAX Team Porters who managed 3 zone wins, a second and a fourth to give them a total points score of only 9 points.
The Angling Trust and its partners in the Our Rivers Coalition met with Environment Minister Huw Irranca-Davies by the Thames on Wednesday ahead of the publication of controversial plans for the UK’s waterways.
Earlier this year, a report revealed that three quarters of rivers in England and Wales are failing European targets on environmental quality. But in the majority of cases the Environment Agency’s official plans – due to be published next month - fail to set out action to tackle the problems such as pollution from fertilisers and over abstraction, which threaten fisheries.
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Anglers have reacted with dismay to the news that Severn Trent Water is to close Draycote Reservoir to all angling until further notice. Severn Trent claims that the closure is due to the planned redevelopment of the visitors’ centre at the reservoir, but planning permission has not yet been agreed for the work. The company is not restricting access to other users during the period of the works; sailing, birdwatching and walking will all still be allowed.
25.11.09 Merseyside Angler Wins 2009 SAMF UK Masters Merseyside angler Ian Brookes won the 2009 SAMF UK MASTERS on the beaches of Skegness in Lincolnshire 6th & 7th November. 54 qualifying anglers from England and Wales competed for the title and the weather conditions were just right for the matches. Even with the strong breezes the sea conditions were just right and the coloured water helped to produce good catches.